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I've read all the tutorials i can find but i cannot find an answer to my problem. I am trying to mount a Sony 64MB USB stick under redhat 9. here is my output so far (under root):
$ mkdir /mnt/usb
$ mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Its here that i'm having problems, how do you know what file system type the stick is? I have tried auto which doesnt work. But don't want to try anything else just incase. Oh and i should add the Linux IS detecting my USB stick in the hardware browser.
Unplug the USB stick, wait a couple of secs then replug it. Open up a terminal and type "dmesg" (without the quotes). At the botom of all the garbage that will fly by will be some information about your USB stick. This should tell you if it is indeed mounting at sda1 - it could be sdb1 or any number of other permutations....
I guess it happened what I just mentioned: the partition-table isn't recognised properly. One of these devices will be the 'real' one, so try mounting them step-by-step. You could also try to re-format the drive or try mounting sda (without number).
You'll only get sdb if you insert a second USB drive a HDD that is using SCSI or S-ATA controller. The letters are given in the order of detection and depending on which controller they are located.
I too have a sony 64mb thumb drive. I had tried to get it working with my mandrake 10.1 and lost all hope thinking the drive wont work with linux. Can somebody help me this is the relative dmesg o/p.
usb 1-1.2: new low speed USB device using address 4
usb 1-1.2: device not accepting address 4, error -71
usb 1-1.2: new full speed USB device using address 6
SCSI subsystem initialized
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb-storage: probe of 1-1.2:1.0 failed with error -1
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
P.S.: There is no /dev/sda* entry for my usb drive.
I googled your error message. One thread in another forum mentioned the use of the wrong usb driver. Try to unload ehci-hcd (USB2) and load uhci-hcd (USB1) instead, using modprobe. Then try to attach the drive again...
Not sure if this is the right way to do it. The guy from the other thread removed USB2 support totally from his kernel.
Thank you very much for your help, i've been trying to sort that out since 8am, i only installed linux today and was beginning to become a bit dissapointed, but i see i will just have to take it one step at a time, i enjoy the challenge anyway!
just realised you wernt talking to me! ok!
Last edited by oookiezooo; 04-13-2005 at 12:35 PM.